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Zee Zee top – Students’ Union named Best Bar None

University of Chichester Students’ Union bars have been named among the best in the country by a national initiative for a third year in succession.

The Zee Bars, situated at the Bishop Otter and Bognor Regis campuses, were awarded a golden Best Bar None accolade for promoting safe drinking and wellbeing.

Judges from the scheme, which is organised by the National Union of Students, gave a score of 98.17 per cent following an anonymous visit – well above the UK average of 85 per cent.

In an official report, published after the secret callout, one adjudicator praised security and bar staff for their preparation, organisation, and friendly attitude towards their student customers.

She added: “I cannot say enough nice things about the staff here, they are well organised, well-informed, and were very genuine. They all clearly enjoy their jobs and treat everyone well – they are proud of their [previous] awards and of their establishment, as they should be.”

Zee Zee top – students’ union named best bar none

The awards, now in their thirteenth year, have seen more than 100 students’ union outlets recognised for their exceptional work in promoting safe alcohol retailing and student safety across the late-night industry.

Hollie Cheatle, from UCSU, said: “It is great to receive recognition as one of the best in the country for looking after our students. We have been part of this scheme for the past eight years and have, in the time, won two national titles and awards from bronze to gold. We want them to have fun, but we take our responsibilities very seriously and this award proves that we have given our all to ensure their safety."

To find out more about the Students’ Union at the University of Chichester visit www.ucsu.org or, alternatively, for more about the Best Bar None awards go to www.bbnuk.com.